Ashburner, John, 1793-1878, Barth, George H, Newnham, W. (William), 1790-1865, Elliotson, John, 1791-1868, Esdaile, James, 1808-1859, Animal magnetism, Hypnotism, Hypnotism in surgery, Therapeutics, Suggestive, Mesmerism, Hypnosis
Includes bibliographical references and index
Publisher New York : Adams, Victor & Co.
Call number 008195760
Digitizing sponsor Open Knowledge Commons and Harvard Medical School
Book contributor Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Collection medicalheritagelibrary; francisacountwaylibrary; americana
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Magnetism as a therapeutical agent -- Status of the practice in Great Britain, views of eminent men -- Status of the practice on the Continent, history of its development -- The evidence of reason and common sense -- The received hypothesis, Dr. Ashburner's theory of polarities, Barth's views: mesmerism not miracle -- Anaesthetic effects of vital magnetism -- On qualifications of magnetic physicians -- Typical cases -- Theorizing -- The testimony of test -- My own position -- Sympathetic influence -- Dr. Newnham's exposition of principles and plea for investigation and adoption by the profession -- Appendix: Dr. Elliotson's adjuration to the profession, and Dr. Esdaile's remarkable protest to the American Congress, Magnetism the first "Anaesthetic"
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